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Atiku, Wike camp begin legal fireworks on legality of PDP presidential primary

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PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar and Governor Nyesom Wike

The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP, Atiku Abubakar and the camp of the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike will today at the Federal High Court in Abuja begin legal fireworks on the legality or otherwise of the primary election that produced Atiku.

The suit was filed by a chieftain of the party, Chief Michael Newgent Ekamon, asking the court to invalidate the victory of Atiku and declare Wike the valid presidential candidate of the PDP.

A hearing notice just sighted by DAILY POST indicated that the matter has been slated for definite hearing by Justice Ahmed Ramat Mohammed.

Sources said that some Senior Advocates of Nigeria whose identities are not yet known have been assembled by Wike, while Ayo Kamaldeen Ajibade, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, will lead the legal team of Atiku.

The suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/782/2022 also has Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, the PDP and the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, as respondents.

Source: dailypost.ng

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